The Odyssey revisited: Teaching European values in a divided continent

This project aims to develop transversal and intercultural competencies against the backdrop of a real life scenario in a webcomic entitled Ody.It will follow the journey of an imaginary Syrian refugee called Ody who has to travel across five countries, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain before he is reunited with his family who has found shel...

TASKS

NO The Name of the Task Deadline of the Task
1

Organise a logo competition

Select the best by election

Students can participate indivudually or in groups or pairs.

Students will be given a choice as for what techniques, digital applications or shape they will choose for their logo, so as not to hinder creativity.

Maximum size should be A3 ( final logo can be downsized to be stamped on all documents related to the project and on t-shirts)

Each school will enroll the number of students they may deem convenient and will proceed with the competition internally.

Each school will choose 1 winning logo to present on behalf of their country.

Each school will have an access to MyTwinSpace, so all partners can send their winning logo.

All the teachers involved in the project at each school ( not just the representatives) will be able to vote and choose the final winning logo from the ones presented. Voting for one's own country would not be allowed. A digital app will be used to conduct the vote.

The final logo will be used as the official brand in all documents and acts of communication concerning the project.

The winning students will be honored with an award and a t-shirt with the printed logo, although it will be at the discretion of each school to award the students with other prizes, if they deem it convenient.

11th of December
2

Avatar Design competition

The same rules and dates apply to the avatar design competition, but students are required to also take the following into account:

- The avatar must be a male Syrian refugee called Ody, in honour of the main character in Homer's Odyssey.

-They must use PIXTON Comic Maker to design the character.

11th of December
3

Creation of official website

- It must be created and running for the 20th of December, before the Christmas holiday 2017.

-Entries with materials, news and evidence of students' work must be uploaded to the official website, at least monthly. First entry must be done by 15th January 2018.

- The website will contain a portfolio for each partner in which there will be 5 different tabs, which will correspond to the topics chosen to link the comic book hyperlinks. In each tab we will upload whatever information we esteem relevant on each topic, as well as evidences of students’ work regarding that particular  topic. The PORTFOLIOS will also be embedded in MyTwinSpace.

20th of December
4 Creation of FB group 20th of December
5 Creating the rubric for evaluation 20th of December
6 Sending the list of participating students 20th of December
7

Greeting for the Christmas and new year

- Students will prepare postcards, posters, videos and etc. about Merry Christmas greetings and wishes and share them on twinspace.

December/January
8

Comic book creation

Task description: Each partner will have their students create an episode of the comic in which they will depict  the experiences of Ody in his pursuit for safety across Europe. His journey will start in Cyprus and continue to  Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and, finally, Sweden.  

FORMAT: 

 - 8 to 10 pages per episode, with ideally 9 vignettes per page.  

 - Pages  must  include  between  5  to  10  hyperlinks  to  extra  information  concerning  the  following:    Geography, TEFL, ICts, Citizenship and Cultural History of each of the partner countries. The extra  information will be part of a website created expressly for the project, in which readers will be able to  better their knowledge of each one of the countries involved. Spain will create the frame of the website  and share access with the rest of the partners. The partner will them complete their section with the  information that they esteem relevant to their comic episode.  

- Direct reference must be made to passages or quotes from the Odyssey. Kostas will send a collection of  expressions that each country will need to find an equivalent for in their own language and include it as  part of the text in the comic, wherever relevant to the action.  

- Episodes will be consecutive in time.  

-Each episode will also be translated into the language of the country of origin.

4.3. Common work 1:

 

COMIC BOOK CREATION

Task description: Each partner will have their students create an episode of the comic in which they will depict  the experiences of Ody in his pursuit for safety across Europe. His journey will start in Cyprus and continue to  Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and, finally, Sweden.  

FORMAT: 

 - 8 to 10 pages per episode, with ideally 9 vignettes per page.  

 - Pages  must  include  between  5  to  10  hyperlinks  to  extra  information  concerning  the  following:    Geography, TEFL, ICts, Citizenship and Cultural History of each of the partner countries. The extra  information will be part of a website created expressly for the project, in which readers will be able to  better their knowledge of each one of the countries involved. Spain will create the frame of the website  and share access with the rest of the partners. The partner will them complete their section with the  information that they esteem relevant to their comic episode.  

- Direct reference must be made to passages or quotes from the Odyssey. Kostas will send a collection of  expressions that each country will need to find an equivalent for in their own language and include it as  part of the text in the comic, wherever relevant to the action.  

- Episodes will be consecutive in time.  

-Each episode will also be translated into the language of the country of origin.

 

January Tasks

 

No

The Name of the Task

 Deadline of the task

1

Dissemination of our work

Entries with materials, news and evidence of students' work must be uploaded to the official website

15th of January

2

Comic Book Creation of Cyprus

 

31st of January

February Tasks

 

No

The Name of the Task

The deadline of the Task

1

Dissemination of our work

Entries with materials, news and evidence of students' work must be uploaded to the official website

28th of February

March Tasks

 

No

The Name of the Task

Deadline of the Task

1

Dissemination of our work

Entries with materials, news and evidence of students' work must be uploaded to the official website

31st of March

2

Comic Book Creation of Turkey

31st of March

April Tasks

 

No

The Name of the Task

 Dates

1

Mobility to Greece

Between 23rd and 29th April 2018

 

December/April

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Author: Gülşah Kantaş
Last editor: ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΠΑΣΙΚΕΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ